Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 19th January 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Thursday 19th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light westerly
visibility condition
Limited to poor
This report
Thursday 19th January 2017, 8:31am
1cm
Wednesday 18th January 2017, 7:50am 8cm
Tuesday 17th January 2017, 8:31am 24cm
Monday 16th January 2017, 8:14am 36cm
Sunday 15th January 2017, 7:54am 59cm
Saturday 14th January 2017, 8:56am 72cm
Friday 13th January 2017, 8:10am 24cm
Last 7 reports (total): 224cm
Last 14 reports (total): 280cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 293cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 439cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Thursday 19th January 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Hello from Yuzawa.

The remaining clouds cleared leaving us with beautiful blue skies over the region yesterday morning. It got quite mild as well, I believe it rose to around 4C in the afternoon.

Things got a bit more overcast once again later on and it has been snowing overnight - and light snow currently snowing now too - though there's not fresh to report from down in town. Kagura is reporting 5cm and so it would seem that at higher elevations there's a layer of fresh.

The forecast doesn't have this lasting long though and it will probably ease off this morning.

The same forecast still looks good for potentially heavy snow late tomorrow and into Saturday and while there may be a break in the snow Sunday the snow clouds should be back once again as we enter the new week. So regular topups are due.

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Official snow depth information as of Thursday 19th January 2017

Some resorts have not yet updated their numbers as this report was posted and so unchanged.

GALA Yuzawa
Note: South Area currently closed due to avalanche danger. The Central and North areas are open.
Official snow depth: 290cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Official snow depth: 230cm

Iwappara
Official snow depth: 175cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Official snow depth: 250cm

Kagura
Official snow depth:
Kagura - 310cm
Mitsumata - 280cm
Tashiro - 260cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Official snow depth: 230cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
Upper - 250cm
Base - 150cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Official snow depth: 270cm

Naeba
Official snow depth: 200cm

NASPA Ski Garden
Official snow depth: 235cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Official snow depth:
Top - 250cm
Base - 180cm

Yuzawa Park
Official snow depth: 170cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Official snow depth: 165cm

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'Nighta' (floodlit night operations)

Below are details of the planned 'nighta' operations at ski and snowboards resorts around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma this season.
This information is subject to change due to snow and weather conditions.
*** Please note that this section will not be updated every day.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Daily until 19th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 8:50pm.
The Chuo Number 1, Chuo Number 2 and Kanko Number 3 Express lifts are open daily.
The Kanko Number 1 Express lift, Hatsukaishi Entrance lift and Hatsukaishi Number 2 pair lifts are also open on weekends and holidays.

Iwappara
Daily until 20th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm on Saturdays and until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays.
The Main course, Grand course and West courses are open during nighta.

Joetsu Kokusai
Daily until 20th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm.
The area in front of the main base hotel is open for nighta.

Kandatsu Kogen
'Hobo All Night' ('Almost All Night') is on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays between 29th December 2016 and 1st April 2017.
The nighta opening times on those days is from 6pm until 4am the following morning.

Maiko Snow Resort
Daily until 19th March 2017.
Nighta is from 4pm until 8pm.
The Maiko center quad lift on the Maiko Side of the resort operates for nighta.

Naeba
Daily until 26th March 2017.
Nighta is from 4pm until 8:30pm.

NASPA Ski Garden
'Thanks' (extended) opening on Saturdays in January and February and also from 30th December until 8th January 2017.
On those days the Number 1 lift is open until 6pm.

Yuzawa Nakazato
Every Saturday from 7th January until 11th March 2017, 8th January 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 8:30pm.
The Number 2 pair lift operates during nighta.

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Thursday 19th January 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts should be open as planned this morning.

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  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 19th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
19th January 1cm 4cm 10cm
18th January 8cm 1cm 30cm
17th January 24cm 3cm 5cm
16th January 36cm 0cm 5cm
15th January 59cm 3cm 0cm
14th January 72cm 0cm 0cm
13th January 24cm 1cm 20cm
Previous 7 days total 224cm 12cm 70cm
Previous 14 days total 280cm 29cm 235cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 0cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 144cm 92cm 559cm
January observed snowfall total 293cm 143cm 420cm
February observed snowfall total - 151cm 228cm
March observed snowfall total - 38cm 95cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 439cm 424cm 1303cm
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The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 19th January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
293cm
[439cm]
- - - -
2015/2016 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
143cm
[235cm]
151cm
[386cm]
38cm
[424cm]
0cm
[424cm]
0cm
[424cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
559cm
[559cm]
420cm
[979cm]
228cm
[1207cm]
95cm
[1302cm]
1cm
[1303cm]
0cm
[1303cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
5cm
[5cm]
131cm
[136cm]
297cm
[433cm]
204cm
[637cm]
191cm
[828cm]
5cm
[833cm]
0cm
[833cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
8cm
[8cm]
217cm
[225cm]
254cm
[479cm]
238cm
[717cm]
42cm
[759cm]
3cm
[762cm]
0cm
[762cm]
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